Nov 5, 2012 8:00am PST
can make all the difference in razor tight presidential race. it all may come down to a photo finish in one battleground state. how governor romney and president obama are spending their final 24 hours. also, a week ago it was easy to fill up the tank. now frustration rules in some places with long lines for gas after that monster storm we've been talking so much about. what impact could scenes like this have on the election? we'll ask that question. >>> the only swing state both presidential candidates will visit today. one indication of its critical role in tomorrow's outcome. how both campaigns are getting out the vote in ohio. it is all happing you now jenna: only hours to go. hours, jon. jon: can you believe that? jenna: it is hard to believe. we're glad you're with us. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. brand new numbers to share in the race for the white house as the candidates make final appeal to voters in those critical swing states. the president getting ready to address supporters in wisconsin just minutes from now while governor romney gears up for a rally in virginia. "
Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
% to 47% among likely voters. a look at other national polls confirm it's razor tight, maybe even a mirror image of the 2004 showdown between president bush and senator john kerry. we see some movement towards the president. obama leads by seven points, almost four in ten. and he leads by four points in the battleground states, again, though, within the margin of error. the president is holding on to an eight-point advantage among women and that's slightly higher than romney's edge among men. the president's job rating sits at 49%. take a look at these numbers. 67% of likely voters approve of his handling of hurricane sandy. haven't seen numbers like that for this president on a single event, of course, going back to bin laden. and we may be seeing a sandy effect in other numbers. when voters are asked which candidate has better leadership qualities, the president -- more now pick the president. two weeks ago mitt romney led in that question, 44% to 40%. this doesn't mean romney doesn't have some things going for him. he's winning independents, the group the president won in 2008. romney l
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
worn out the mute button on my own television. it is razor tight race right now. both sides are claiming they have the edge. i talked with ohio senator robb portman, a republican, leading surrogate for the romney team. about how things are shaping up for governor romney eight days away. senator portman, good morning. >> good to be with you again. bill: on sunday you said we're about dead-even in ohio. that would mean governor romney is trailing. is that the case in this state today? >> no. i think it is a sty right now and i think momentum is on our side. in the polling before the debates we were down five or 10 points and we've had a steady movement our way ever since. poll came out on sunday i was referencing showed the race to be dead-even, tied at 49-49. that same poll only a few weeks ago showed us five points down. energy and enthusiasm is on our side. our folks are work harder than ever. grass-roots movement is harder than ever and momentum in is our direction which you always like. bill: in 2004 president bush beat senator kerry by 118,000 votes? is that the model fo
Oct 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
into this razor tight presidential race for all kinds of reasons. we're really in the path of both of these storm this morning. here in new york, and bill is in the heat of the race in ohio today. he'll talk to rob portman just eight days 'til we pick a president. brit hume joins us as well. we'll see you here at the top of the hour we'll see i at the top of the hour. jenna shared her recipe with sharon, who emailed it to emily, who sent it to cindy, who wondered why her soup wasn't quite the same. the recipe's not the recipe... ohhh. [ female announcer ] ...without swanson. the broth cooks trust most when making soup. mmmm! [ female announcer ] the secret is swanson. but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] dayquil doesn't treat that. huh? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus rushes relief to all your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ sighs ] thank you! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! >> steve: incredible images just coming in. look at that right there. this one from virginia beach. two friends leaning into the strong wind and rain off th